Your eye doesn’t always have to be behind the camera to get a good shot.
I rather like this tight portrait of my son, and I shot it from about hip level as we were standing up. I just aimed the camera at him, he looked over at the camera, and I gave the camera half a second to focus then fired. No flash, just the available light the 50mm prime lens could capture indoors.
Note the narrow depth of field: the nearest part of his face is in focus but the edge of his right cheek is blurred. This lens gets down to a 1.8 f-stop, which is great for low light but can be hell on focusing from time to time. A good part of shooting from the hip is luck, as I was only able to partially reproduce a shot like this with my daughter despite several attempts.
That’s not to say it wasn’t worth a shot, especially with a digital camera where bad shots can be dumped on the fly.
No post processing on this. I really need to brush up on my post-proc workflow, but I just don’t have time. Some day…